Let not your heart be troubled: ye believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house are many mansions: if it were not so, I would have told you. I go to prepare a place for you. And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and receive you unto myself; that where I am, there ye may be also. And whither I go ye know, and the way ye know.

John 14:1-4

Welcome. Grief is something we all have experienced or will experience. Just as God made no two people alike, no one grieves in the same way. We are all different. Our bereavement ministry is here to help in any way that we can, be it for comfort, help, support, food or just prayer. As Christians, we know that when a loved one leaves this earth to go to Glory, that they are with the Lord, if they have died in the Lord. As Christians, we celebrate in knowing that they are now experiencing the promise of eternal life. We know that they are no longer suffering if they have been sick or suffering for an extended amount of time. But, maybe they left suddenly which was not expected. Either way, as Christians and non-Christians, there is a common denominator. Loss.
We are here to provide support, prayer, resources and encouragement in the midst of your loss and your experiencing sadness. The death of a loved one really affects the heart, body and soul. We are here to provide hope for those grieving the loss of a loved one.
Our prayer is to minister to persons in our church family and community grieving the death of a loved one before, during and following the Homegoing Service by providing ongoing support in the days or weeks that follow.

And He shall wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there shall no longer be any death; there shall no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.

Revelation 21:4

Our purpose is to seek to reach out to families of church members as well as non-church members at the discretion of the Senior Pastor when the request for help is made to the Church.
Our ministry vision is to provide spiritual support, guidance, comfort and love to hurting family members during this difficult time and through the Holy Spirit keep the focus on Christ in order to strengthen them and also bring others to the knowledge of Jesus Christ, salvation, and the promise of everlasting life.
Our objective is to be available in guiding families through the process of making funeral arrangements (if desired) and be available for prayer with the family, share God’s Word and providing spiritual help to accept God’s will while sharing God’s plan of salvation for those who are unsaved so they can be comforted in the promise of eternal life through Jesus Christ. Our ministry relays the needs of the family to the Senior Pastor and our other church ministries to support the family during and after the service as need designates.
Our ministry provides a meal to the families who experience the death of a family member. The member or family member has to be an active participating member of the church. The deceased family member has to be either the member, a mother, father, sister or brother (immediate family). 
The Missionary Ministry serves at the home (if desired) during family receiving (day before funeral); and will also serve or help serve in the feeding of the family after funeral (if needed). We also provide a flower if the member family is a member of missionary ministry.
The church provides flowers and cards to the family. 
When someone dies, it's hard to know what to say to comfort the surviving family members. Our bereavement ministry visits the family who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. Members of the bereavement ministry schedule times to provide our presence to the grieving family. We are available to listen or hold the hand of the grieving family.
Our bereavement ministers and church members make a point of periodically calling to check on members who have recently experienced the death of a loved one. During the phone calls, they ask how the grieving person is doing, how he or she is processing their loss, offer prayer or lending a listening ear. 
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